The changes to the SEND system mean more rights for children and young people:

  • You can say what help you want at school or college.
  • Your teachers and other people who help you should listen to your views

For the first time, young people over 16 can make decisions about things like:

  • Which school or college to go to
  • What course you want to do

Your parents can help you with this. If you still need help, or want to talk to someone else, contact the Afasic Helpline. We can answer your questions and give you more information about anything to do with SEN or Disability.

Our friendly team includes a young adult with SLCN who has been through the SEN system herself. If you would like to talk to her, please ask, and we will arrange it.

Volunteering for the Helpline

If you

  • Are over 18
  • Had help for speech and language difficulties at school
  • Would like to help other young people

You could join the helpline as a young volunteer. If you are interested, please contact Alison Huneke, the Helpline Manager.